The Darlings Releasing New LP, ‘Made of Phantoms’ on July 30th

June 26, 2014


The Darlings Releasing New LP, ‘Made of Phantoms’ on July 30
Pre-Orders Launch July 11
West Coast Tour with Jason Cruz and Howl and The Pullmen Runs July 16- July 27

LA”s The Darlings will release their 3rd album “Made of Phantoms” on July 30 with iTunes pre-orders launching July 11.

Produced by Andy Carpenter and The Darlings front man Buddy Darling, “Made of Phantoms” captures the band’s honest, infectious energy and boasts such special guests as Jason Cruz from Strung Out and Jason Freese from Green Day.

The band will support the new album via a summer west coast tour with Jason Cruz and Howl and the Pullmen starting July 16 in Ventura, CA. See dates below.

The Darlings uncompromising DIY ethic and years of paying their dues in the underground has finally brought them here; To the highly anticipated completion of their compelling third album.

Powered by moxie and a coming together of musical solidarity, “Made of Phantoms” is decidedly their most committed, impassioned album to date. A volatile narrative to whoever may be listening.

From the riotous stroll through, “There’s a Madman Living in Waco”, to the epic build and conquer of, “Little Teenage Thing”; every note is a stout brew. And just like their live performance, the band captivates with an explosion of sound that can only be cultivated by hard work, urgency and soulful intent.

The Darlings continue to respectfully nod to their deep retro-fittings, but effortlessly draw their listeners into uncharted territory; the aromatic essence of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Punk and Americana that seeps from their sound, seems to have been simmering in a crock-pot full of Black Sabbath’s insidious darkness and Chuck Berry’s dexterous swagger.

The four skilled, California based musicians have already hit the stage with such legendary acts as Pennywise, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Youth Brigade, TSOL, Jason Cruz and Howl, Strung Out, Face to Face, Sum 41, and the Circle Jerks., while also being championed by influential LA alt rock station KROQ.

With their weighty upcoming release and notable hard hitting live attack, The Darlings impending tour is sure to be a rousing success that will drip with Rock-and-Roll bravado.

Tour Dates (with Jason Cruz and Howl and The Pullmen):

Jul 16 The Garage Ventura, CA

Jul 17 The Press Club Sacramento, CA

Jul 19 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA

Jul 21 Slabtown Portland, OR

Jul 22 El Corazon Seattle, WA

Jul 24 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA

Jul 25 Porters Pub San Diego, CA

Jul 26 The Viper Room West Hollywood, CA

Jul 27 Alex’s Bar Long Beach, CA

The Darlings:

Singer/Guitar: Buddy Darling

Bass: Chris Kranes

Guitar: Hunter Z

Drums: Andrew Tyler Murphy

Special Guests: Jason Freese on Keys

and Jason Cruz “Evangeline”



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